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Medieval Charms with Katherine Storm Hindley

Like many people today, medieval people used charms, personal talismans, and amulets to help smooth their way through life. But just who used them? How did they use them? And what did the church think about such things? This week, Danièle speaks with Katherine Storm Hindley about charms in the Middle Ages.

Katherine Storm Hindley is Assistant Professor of English at Nanyang Technological University. Her new book is Textual Magic: Charms and Written Amulets in Medieval England, published by the University of Chicago Press.


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Top Image: An Old English charm – BL MS Harley 585 f 167r